ERIC Number: ED407760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
National Council on Disability. Annual Report. Volume 17, Fiscal Year 1996.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This annual report of the National Council on Disability (NCD) describes major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 1996 in its role of advising the President and Congress on issues concerning people with disabilities. The NCD conducted the first-ever National Summit on Disability Policy which gathered 300 people to develop more than 120 comprehensive recommendations for the future of people with disabilities, and released several reports covering a variety of disability policy issues, including "Cognitive Impairments and the Application of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act,""Improving the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Making Schools Work for All of America's Children Supplement,""Foreign Policy and Disability,""Guidance from the Graphical User Interface (GUI) Experience: What GUI Teaches about Technology Access,""Disability Perspectives and Recommendations on Proposals To Reform the Medicaid and Medicare Programs," and "Access to the Information Superhighway and Emerging Information Technologies by People with Disabilities." The research areas in which NCD worked are also described. Appendices include biographies of NCD members and staff, a listing of NCD publications, and the NCD mission statement. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Advisory Committees, Advocacy, Change Strategies, Computer Interfaces, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Foreign Policy, Information Technology, Internet, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act